Another phase done. Phase 4 is in the books and tomorrow it’s onto Phase 5, which is a longer 6 week phase. I’m looking forward to starting fresh with a new set of workouts since I had so much forced time off during the last couple of weeks.
And Phase 5 will be my Primal(ish) phase. My goal is to keep at it for the entire phase and then evaluate. The president of PN says that we should always be asking ourselves, “How’s that workin’ for ya?” Is Primal(ish) helping me accomplish my goals? Is it me just spinning my wheels? I figure 6 weeks will be enough time to make a decision.
Because I know you’re only here for the review…
Pretty much the same from last week. Weight is up a tick, measurements are exactly the same and my photos look like they did a month ago. This turned out to be kind of a throwaway month for me in terms of measurable progress. But – and I need to remember this – in the past this likely would have spiraled down to me giving up on nutrition until January, but this time I turned things around faster without quite as much damage.
I’m back to the program. Still taking it easy with the amount of weight I’m slinging around because I’m scared of re-injuring my back, but otherwise going at it 100%. And you know what? It feels good to be back at it. Today I hit the treadmill to get my interval workout done, and you know what else? Running actually didn’t totally suck. It was almost good, even. Makes me want to do it again. Whodda thunk it.
Creating a sleep ritual is pretty much old hat. I still have to make sure I get to bed on time, but I feel like I’ve got this one under control. New habit tomorrow — I haven’t yet peeked to see what it is, but I’m looking forward to moving on to something new.
Weeks 1-2: Fish oil and probiotic
Weeks 3-4: Eating slowly
Weeks 5-6: Stop eating at 80% full
Weeks 7-8: Lean protein with every meal
Weeks 9-10: 5 servings of vegetables a day
Weeks 11-12: Make smart carb choices
Weeks 13-14: Plan MealsWeeks 15-16: Log all food
Weeks 17-18: Create a sleep ritual